Summer Risk & Analytics Intern - Graduate

Funding Circle San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 7 days ago

Funding Circle US is seeking a passionate and highly motivated graduate level intern to join our 10-week summer internship class in our Risk & Analytics team. Our Risk & Analytics team are quantitative analysts who extract meaningful business insights from data and build/ leverage predictive models to create decision strategies that will optimize business performance.

The R&A function sits at the heart of value creation utilizing leading-edge analytics, turning data into long term competitive advantage and ensuring that US business grows profitably with the right risk controls.

Birds-eye view of the role:

The Intern would work on projects in R&A area under the close oversight of a mentor.

The role would involve :

  • Understanding the business problem or opportunity at hand and quantify the key metrics that describe this problem/opportunity

  • Define & develop an analytical or modelling framework that would be applied to this situation

  • Perform deep dive analysis and propose a comprehensive strategy to address the above

  • Work closely with partner teams to drive the implementation of operational strategies

  • Present findings and recommendations from the project to senior management at the end of the internship

Projects would be in areas like credit strategy, risk & marketing models, operational strategy for underwriting and pricing optimization. But, will require coordination cross-functionally with other departments to research and implement risk & analytical solutions.

Qualifications - Ideal candidates will have the following characteristics :

  • Pursuing Master's Degree in Quantitative-Finance related field from accredited college or university

  • Proficient with analytical tools like R, SQL, Python, and Tableau

  • Strong problem-solving skills using logical reasoning and analytical methods

  • Excellent ability to translate complex problems into clear and simple stories

  • Strong track record of leadership and accountability

  • Energetic & pro-active personality with the ability to work across different teams

  • Enthusiasm for a fast-paced, team-oriented, start-up environment with demanding expectations

  • Ability to multi-task and manage time independently

  • Alignment with our Core Values: Think Smart, Make It Happen, Be Open, Stand Together, Live The Adventure

It would also be great if you have

  • Had experience working in financial technology

  • Excitement for challenging the status quo, tackling challenging and ambiguous problems, and experimenting with new approaches

  • Strong interest in the financial technology sector and the growing online lending space

  • Identification with our mission: "To Build a Better Financial World"

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